From live entertainment to game rooms, these Wisconsin restaurants offer much more than just kid-friendly fare. Here are five of the top tot-approved dining destinations in Milwaukee, Madison and beyond.
This hidden hot spot in Milwaukee is a local legend. During the day, the restaurant and bar provides family-friendly mission and tasty spy-themed eats, like the Mission Impossible Burger and Covert Chopped Salad. Plus, SafeHouse is home to the world’s largest mechanical puzzle, Cold War artifacts as well as spy paraphernalia.
Everyone knows breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and Crema Cafe serves up some of Madison’s best a.m. eats. The kids menu is particularly of note, as hearty and healthy dishes like oat pancakes and Toad in a Hole is sided with fresh fruit. And top off the meal with hot cocoa or a steamer for an extra treat (while Mom or Dad enjoys a fresh cup of joe and Sweet Berry French toast).
The motto at AJ Bombers? “Happiness with a side of burger.” That is a slogan every member of the family can get behind. Kids and parents alike can dig into some of Milwaukee’s best burgers, as well as frickles (fried pickles) and, of course, cheese curds.
Organ Piper Pizza is a locally owned Milwaukee landmark and has been since 1976. Families flock to the casual restaurant to dig into freshly made pizza alongside live organ entertainment via the Mighty Wurlitzer. The organist even takes song requests from the crowd!
While the menu at The Mineshaft features kid-approved eats like tacos, mac and cheese and PB&J, it’s the 5,000-sq.-ft. game room that’ll keep little ones requesting to go back time and time again. The Mineshaft recently added dozens of new games and prizes to its game room repertoire, to every pint-size diner’s delight.